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Hepatitis From Bactrim

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Lamivudine (Epivir)

...and supplements you are taking. Lamivudine should not be taken with emtricitabine (Emtriva, FTC) because these drugs are very similar and there is no additional benefit. Blood levels of lamivudine may be increased by bactrim or septra. See Fact Sheet 535 for more information on these drugs. Lamivudine + abacavir (Ziagen) + tenofovir (Viread) or lamivudine + didanosine (Videx) + tenofovir (Viread) : These combinations are linked to...
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Life Expectancy

Given the success of new meds what is the typical life expectancy. I contracted PCP in Dec. 2007 and was hospitalized for a week and another month to really get my strength back. I take Atripla once a day and Bactrim once a day.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...study from Denmark estimated that the life expectancy for a 25 year old new HIV+ with access to good care and no IV drug use or hepatitis C was an estimated additional 39 years. Another study from France noted that for patients with suppressed... Read more »

ARVs and alcohol

Three weeks ago I started taking Truvada, Stockrine and Purback. My CD4 count was 182 and viral load 11000. I am perfectly healthy. But I occassionally consume alcohol (whisky). Could this be dangerous to my life. My doctor said it's fine I can have...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.I'd agree that it was time to start HIV treatment and PCP prophylaxis (Purbac, Bactrim). In my opinion, it is ok to have an occasional drink (provided that you don't have pre-existing liver problems, like hepatitis Read more »

Inflamed liver

I've seemed to have stumped my doctors with this problem. My liver enzymes are high up in the 200-300's. I've stopped most of my meds and my enzymes are still high. I'm taking prednisone, prevacid, ambien and Bactrim. I've also had gallium scan,...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...I would suggest to you and your doctor that all your medications be stopped. Bactrim, for example, can also cause hepatitis. To protect you against PCP while you are off your other medications, you could get a monthly aerosol pentamidine... Read more »

HBV is detectable, again

My HBV vl was undetectable (below 100) 12/06; popped up to 200 1/07. My Doctor is very concerned and has prescribed Telbivudine , which the insurance has yet to agree to pay for. I have the samples, yet to take them until I know I can continue the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...medications in it, two of which are drugs which has activity against HBV - emtricitabine and tenofovir. I would not have added a third hepatitis B agent to Atripla. Also if you have become resistant to emtricitabine, you would also be resistant... Read more »
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Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor. It should only be used by itself in special situations. Some people with HIV had their hepatitis B get worse after they stopped taking lamivudine, which is part of Trizivir. Get tested for... Read more »
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Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...and emtricitabine (FTC) are very similar and should not be taken together. Blood levels of lamivudine may be increased by bactrim or septra . See Fact Sheet 535 for more information on these drugs. Zidovudine's side effects may be worse... Read more »
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Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...combinations of drugs. This could mean fewer missed doses and better control of HIV. Although lamivudine can be used to treat hepatitis B, a lower dose is used than for HIV. People with HIV infection should use the higher (HIV) dose. Some people... Read more »
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Filgrastim (Neupogen)

...cytomegalovirus (see Fact Sheet 504 ) the antiretroviral drug AZT (Retrovir, see Fact Sheet 411 ) the antibiotic TMP/SMX (Bactrim or Septra; see Fact Sheet 535 ) drugs used to treat Kaposi's Sarcoma (see Fact Sheet 511 ) pegylated alpha... Read more »
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insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

hepatitis B (duda solo por si hay algun medico)

Posted by Mairannnn, 2 Replies
...cual es el periodo de ventana de la hepatitis b? y ya que estamos de la c? en que lapso de tiempo es aconsejable hacer una serologia? saludos Read more »

periodo ventana en coinfeccion hepatitis c??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...por favor, ya no se que pensar. si alguien como yo a los 6 meses tiene una serologia negativa de vih y posituva de hepatitis c pero con arn hepatitis indetectable, no es segura la prueba del vih por uan posible coinfeccion? se alarga el periodo... Read more »